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Things are starting to ramp up again on airport extension plans at the Detroit Lakes-Wething Field Airport. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the $337,075 for infrastructure improvements at the airport. “I often use the Detroit Lakes-Wething Field Airport when flying across the district, so I understand the positive impact a runway extension could have,” Peterson said.
Ed Smith, owner of Eagle Feather Security, said one of his employees, Ray Roberts, was lucky not to be seriously injured after his Chevy Venture minivan collided with two buffalo at County Road 143 near the Waboose Lake Trail last week. “He’s very lucky; he said a buffalo went over the roof,” Smith said. “I towed it back for him to Pine Point; it’s a mess,” he said of the van. One of the buffalo was seriously injured and had to be put down by a tribal police officer who responded to the accident, Smith said. “It’s a real danger,” he said.
An Ogema woman faces felony charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of a man found lying on the roadway in Maple Grove Township Friday night. Jessica Marie Kilde, 33, of 46420 Highway 34, Ogema is accused in the death of her boyfriend, Richard Allen Baity, 41, also of rural Ogema. He was found lying about 160 feet from his driveway at 33322 370th Street about 10:30 p.m.
OGEMA, Minn. – Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in a small Becker County community. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office and the White Earth Tribal Police Department are investigating the death of a man, who officials haven’t identified, who was run over near 370th Street East in Ogema, authorities said. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Friday near Kay's Corner in Ogema.
Visitors to the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge should be aware that a dozen or more buffalo are roaming loose there. The bison haven’t been especially aggressive, but they are unpredictable...
Acting Becker County Auditor-Treasurer Mary Hendrickson scored a big win in the primary election Tuesday, coming in first with 1,437 votes, or 51 percent. Coming in second to clinch a spot on the General Election ballot Nov. 4 was Darin Halvorson, an accountant in the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office. He received 755 votes, or 27 percent. The third candidate, Brant Mouw, collected 645 votes, or 23 percent.
In the 7th Judicial District, which includes Becker County, incumbent Judge Steven J. Cahill faces three challengers: Cheryl R. Duysen, an assistant Clay County attorney; Terry Graff, a Social Security...
Moorhead, MN—Two prominent Moorhead-area leaders are throwing their weight behind Jeff Johnson’s bid for governor. Citing the special concerns of border cities, Moorhead City Councilwoman Brenda Elmer and Moorhead businessman Steve Scheel, President of Scheels, urged Minnesotans to vote for Republican endorsed candidate for Governor Jeff Johnson. “Jeff Johnson understands the importance of a competitive small business, which is magnified in border communities like ours.
Three candidates for the Becker County auditor-treasurer position – Darin Halvorson, Mary Hendrickson and Brant Mouw – faced off at a candidate forum Tuesday at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. With about 60 people packed into the meeting room there, the candidates played to a full house. Asked whether there was a backlog of accounts receivable in the auditor-treasurer’s office, Mouw said that was a better question for Halverson and Hendrickson, who already work in the auditor-treasurer’s office. But with extensive accounting, business and management experience, Mouw said he is famil
Filing closes on Tuesday, and so far all five incumbents on the Detroit Lakes City Council have filed for re-election. Incumbents Dave Aune, Dan Wenner and G.L. Tucker filed earlier. Madelyn Sukke and Al Brevik, both aldermen-at-large, have also both filed for re-election. No one has filed to run against them. Time is running out for those interested in running for open city and school board seats to file for an affidavit of candidacy. Filing closes Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m.